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Mar 22, 2016 André Martin
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A short monograph by André Martin on one of the greatest figures of early animation: Raoul Barré (1974-1932), who devised the peg system, operated one of the first animation studios, and contributed to the Mutt and Jeff and Felix the Cat cartoon series. The text is in both French and English--the French portion comes first.
Topics: Early Animation, Animation, Animators, Felix the Cat, Raoul Barré, Charlie Bowers
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Jul 15, 2015 Bill Nolan
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Bill Nolan (1894-1956) is one of the most important figures in early American animation. He is the inventor of the "rubber hose" style , which remains popular to this day. His most prominent achievement was the redesign of Felix the Cat, which gave the character his instantly recognizable round shape. After Felix, Nolan directed a new series of Krazy Kat cartoons in 1925; four years later he joined Walter Lantz's studio and supervised the post-Disney Oswald the Lucky Rabbit series,...
Topics: Cartoons, Cartooning, Animation, Drawing, Bill Nolan
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May 29, 2014 Sydney Nettleton Fisher
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A history of the Ottoman Empire and its foreign policy during the reign of Sultan Bayezid II.
Topics: Ottoman Empire, History, Middle Eastern History, Bayezid II, Islam
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Mar 14, 2014 Edward Irenaeus Prime-Stevenson
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The young adults novel Left to Themselves: Being the Ordeal of Philip and Gerald was published in 1891. It was written by Edward Iranaeus Prime-Stevenson, who has been called "the first modern American gay author." He later went on to write the first openly gay American novel, Imre: A Memorandum (1906). Left to Themselves was described by its author as "a romantic story in which a youth in his latter teens is irresistibly attracted to a much younger lad, and becomes, con amore ,...
Topics: Edward Irenaeus Prime-Stevenson, Edward Irenaeus Stevenson, novel, uranian
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Jan 9, 2014 Lionel Birch
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Long-forgotten, mildly scandalous English public school novel, published in 1931. The idealistic central character endures unrequited love for several classmates.
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Topics: novel, Lionel Birch, public school
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Nov 1, 2013 Kenneth Matthews
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Aleko is a novel about an English teacher at a Greek boarding school who falls deeply and disastrously in love with one of his pupils. Published in 1934, this long-forgotten gem earned favorable reviews on release: "Quite beautifully told, in glimpses and episodes: the colour of land and sea, the feel of sun and shade, seem to get into Mr. Matthew's prose." -- Gerald Gould, The Observer . "Mr. Matthews has written a sincere and lovely book...warm and alive, bathed in the sunlight...
Topics: Novel, Greece, Kenneth Matthews
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Oct 3, 2013
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A book on the mass murders committed by Dean Corrl and his accomplices.
Topic: Dean Corrl
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Oct 3, 2013
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A book on the mass murders committed by Dean Corll and his accomplices between 1970 and 1973.
Topic: Dean Corrl
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Apr 29, 2013 Luc de Clapiers, Marquis of Vauvenargues
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The Reflections and Maxims of Luc de Clapiers, Marquis of Vauvenargues. Translated into English by R.G. Stevens. English translation facing French original.
Topics: Maxims, Aphorisms, Maxims, Vauvenargues, 18th Century
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Jun 21, 2012 Madeleine-Angelique Poisson De Gomez, Translated by John Williams
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A novelized biography of the Ottoman Sultan Osman II, published in 1734. This is the second and final part.
Topics: Ottoman Empire, Ottoman History, Turkey, Turkish, Osman II, Turks, Ottomans
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Apr 28, 2011 Madeleine-Angelique Poisson De Gomez, Translated by John Williams
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A novelized biography of the Ottoman Sultan Osman II, published in 1734.
Topics: Ottoman Empire, Ottoman History, Turkey, Turkish, Osman II, Turks, Ottomans